Family and VIPs Join Together to Celebrate Alan D Blumlein

  • 24th October 201724/10/17
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The heirs of prolific 20th century British inventor, Alan Dower Blumlein, gathered in the Stranger’s Dining Room at the House of Commons on Monday October 23, 2017 to celebrate his posthumous Grammy for the invention of stereo recording. The innovative brain behind airborne radar, stereo recording and the television camera, Blumlein lost his life in […]

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Alan Blumlein, grandson of inventor and war hero Alan Dower Blumlein today honours his grandfather on his 114 birthday.

  • 29th June 201729/06/17
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My Grandfather, the genius electronics engineer and inventor Alan Dower Blumlein was born on this day, June 29th, 1903. Employed by EMI at the Hayes R&D facility for most of his working life, he filed 128 patents in the field of telecommunications, stereo sound, television and H2S airborne radar. Sadly, his life was cut tragically […]

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H.M. King George VI Microphone Features on Jersey Post ‘Miniature Sheet’

  • 16th May 201716/05/17
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Jersey Post has released a new King George VI ‘Miniature Sheet’, featuring a photograph of the King making a radio broadcast to the nation after the outbreak of World War II. In addition, the sheet also features an image of the King’s beautifully crafted, EMI commissioned ‘H.M. King George VI Microphone’. This microphone was specially […]

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Nipper Lives On! An Interview with Trish Saunders

  • 15th May 201715/05/17
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Interview by Callum Galbraith  Jobs within the media can be busy enough at the best of times, but in July 1981, things became very eventful indeed for HMV Events and Marketing Manager, Trish Saunders. Working with Tony Brainsby Publicity, Trish embarked on a hunt for a real life canine lookalike of our much loved Nipper, […]

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Royal Opening of the Global Academy UTC in Hayes on April 20 2017

  • 22nd April 201722/04/17
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Royal memorabilia held by the EMI Archive features as the Global Academy is opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry The Global Academy, a new university technical college founded by entertainment group Global, was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in Hayes, west London on […]

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MIKE DONAGHUE: IN MEMORIAM – 14 March 1932 – 27 March 2017

  • 7th April 20177/04/17
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For those friends and industry colleagues who may not be aware, former HMV employee Mike Donaghue sadly passed away recently following a short illness. Mike died peacefully at his home in the early hours of 27th March 2017. To say that Mike was a loyal company man would be a gross understatement. Mike joined the small […]

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